Rugby. Damien Penaud and Gabin Villiers (France’s XV) want to participate in the 2024 Olympics in Paris

Les ailiers du XV de France, Gabin Villière et Damian Penaud, ont exprimé leur souhait de disputer les JO 2024 avec France 7.
France XV wingers Gabin Villiers and Damien Penaud have announced their intention to compete with France 7 at the 2024 Olympics. (©Icon Sport)

This Monday, August 29, was a recovery day for the actors Top 14Gathered in Paris for the traditional back-to-school talk organized National Rugby League (NRL). On this occasion, the two wings of the XV of France, Damian Penaud (25 years; 34 elections) and Gabin Villiers (age 25; 12 selections), expressed a desire to participate in this Olympic Games 2024 did ParisUnder the jersey of France 7.

Villiers: “2024 Olympics is an important goal”

Since 2017, Toulonnais Gabin Villiers, an experienced septuagenarian, has already played 43 games and scored 100 points with the French Rugby 7s team and participated in the Monaco Olympic Qualifying Tournament (TQO). With a small size and confusing support, the winger therefore logically feeds the desire Participate in the 2024 Olympics 7 with France.

“Obviously, it’s a very important time frame for all the boys who have passed 7 because it’s every 4 years. What’s more, these Olympics are being held in France, so it’s a crucial meeting,” he admitted, before softening his comments a bit:

The switch between XV and VII is very complex and requires several months of preparation to reach the level in this discipline. So, we’ll see how it adjusts, but of course it remains an important goal, in addition to all the other deadlines at the club and the XV in France.

Gabin VilliersWinger of Toulon and France’s XV

Penaud: “Every athlete dreams of participating in the Olympic Games”

On the journalist’s microphone Canal+Guilhem Garrigues, the Clermontois Damian PenaudExpressing his desire and dream to participate in this planetary event in France, Gabin Villiers confirmed the words of his friend from the tricolor: “As Gabin said, this must remain a very important deadline. Every athlete dreams of making the Olympic Games, especially in France, with us. This is a great hope for the country and the players. This is a goal that everyone can have, for all players with at least 7 profiles. Later, we will see how to arrange it, because we need more. A time of adaptation to prepare for a much higher level, because they are not the same conditions and compatible formats, so it remains to be seen. »

After Damien Penaud and Gabin Villiers, but also the best player in the world of rugby union, Antoine Dupont, who has already expressed his desire to participate in the 2024 Olympics, can be proud of the Olympic Games in Paris on France 7. The dream of an Olympic title. Before that, they will try to lead France’s XV to their first World Championship title Rugby World Cup 2023oOrganized on French soil.

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